POPPIES made as far away as France and Florida created a stunning backdrop to a museum’s Remembrance Commemorations.
The handmade poppies and badges have been displayed throughout the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) – the Submarine Museum in Gosport and the Historic Dockyard.
The public made more than 5,200 poppies and 73 crests to represent unofficial ships and submarines crests. More than 150 were lost during the First World War.
Sonia Tull made 35 of the crests. She said: ‘My personal reason for getting involved with the project was for my grandfather who served on HMS Pembroke and my son who sadly died a few months ago. This project has filled the gap.’
The poppies and crests are on display until next Thursday and will adorn the museum again for next year’s commemorations.
Daniel Ball, from NMRN said: ‘The response we have had to the project has been staggering. Many poppies have very poignant and personal stories with people telling us of very personal connections to the Royal Navy and the First World War.’